Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin

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#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Mongolia
Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Arrange your visit to Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kharkhorin using our Kharkhorin travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 8, 2017
    one of the highlights of the Mongolia. Stunning set with all of these stupas and the monastery of ceremonies that is truly worth a visit.
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  • August 4, 2017
    We arrived on horseback and discovered the city from the top of a hill. Impressive. The erdene zuu monastery is definitely worth the visit, a guide is imperative if we want to understand the intricacies of Buddhism.
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  • August 3, 2017
    When there was a large Buddhist monastery. Now something of a tourist ... At the entrance to sell mounds all sorts of souvenirs. The temples partly restored after the Socialist regime and decline. In temples in Kucha collected buddiskie attributes and symbols. Impression from visiting-contradictory .... Shybko tourism, carry here the crowd. ... After passing past the drive-not much to lose.
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